Articles tagged “vietnam”

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Raini Hamdi, Skift

There appears to be a growing chorus of voices saying they are not able to completely delist themselves from Agoda, which begs the question why they want to do so in the first place.

1 week ago

Oyo to Invest $50 Million in Vietnam to Grow to 20,000 Hotel Rooms in 2020

Oyo to Invest $50 Million in Vietnam to Grow to 20,000 Hotel Rooms in 2020

Raini Hamdi, Skift

After Indonesia, Vietnam turns out to be the next big playground in Southeast Asia for Oyo, which is targeting 20,000 rooms in the country by the end of 2020. But the more Oyo rooms multiply like rabbits, the more people want to know about the real returns on investment.

2 weeks ago

Vietnam’s Homesharing Surge Creates Bargains for Travelers

Vietnam’s Homesharing Surge Creates Bargains for Travelers

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The Vietnamese are known for their entrepreneurial spirit. A growth spurt in homesharing listings shows how eagerly they have sought a share of the tourism boom. But yields are falling even as the supply of homes and hotels are continuing to increase. Crunch time is near or perhaps even here.

4 weeks ago

Will Vietnam Overtake Thailand as Asian Playground for Russians?

Will Vietnam Overtake Thailand as Asian Playground for Russians?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Europe is the top growing source for Asia-Pacific, and it’s not because of growth from Asia’s traditional European markets such as the United Kingdom. It’s because of a huge spike in Russian arrivals. And Vietnam benefits.

2 months ago

Vietnam Wins U.S. Approval to Start Flights

Vietnam Wins U.S. Approval to Start Flights

Alan Levin and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

It's tick in the box for Vietnam's aviation industry but it doesn't mean that its airlines are guaranteed bucket loads of cash from flying to and from the United States.

5 months ago

Kingdom’s Retail Queen Lays Out Thai Tourism Truths That Others Only Whisper

Kingdom’s Retail Queen Lays Out Thai Tourism Truths That Others Only Whisper

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It takes a retail personality to air the dirty laundry of Thai tourism. No one will be offended; it’s all an open secret. Supaluck Umpujh, at least, is doing something about it, partnering with AEG to make Thailand a regional entertainment hub.

6 months ago

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

John Boudreau and Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg

What? Another new airline in Vietnam? Bamboo Airways has barely taken to the skies when a major tour operator in the country decides we want to get in on this, too. Tourism is booming in Vietnam but that is never a guarantee for success in any sector.

6 months ago

The Method to the Madness Behind Vietnam’s Crazy Hotel Boom

The Method to the Madness Behind Vietnam’s Crazy Hotel Boom

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A pending 40 percent increase in room supply should keep investors at bay, you would think. But Vietnam still attracts them like flies. Development is off the charts. Here's why.

6 months ago

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Start Its First Commercial Flights

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Start Its First Commercial Flights

Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

Vietnam's aviation market is highly competitive with local and foreign airline competitors. Given the growth of the market, there just might be room for a new lost-cost entrant within a crowded field if it has something different to offer.

6 months ago

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Paul Biasco, Skift

Luxury travel advisors are experts at planning a five-star vacation for their clients, but agents are more frequently being asked to add a more local element to their plans. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into making sure these experiences go off without a hitch.

8 months ago

Vietnam Plans Formula One Race to Boost Tourism

Vietnam Plans Formula One Race to Boost Tourism

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen and Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

To some, the idea of NASCAR boosting tourism in the U.S. sounds ridiculous. But NASCAR and Formula One are different, and there are many views on the strength of the sport's fan base.

8 months ago

A New Generation Must Bridge Hanoi’s Past to Its Tourism Future

A New Generation Must Bridge Hanoi’s Past to Its Tourism Future

Rebecca Stone, Skift

Hanoi's economy is improving considerably, and tourism is growing, but for Vietnam's capital city to best position itself to develop as a responsible tourism destination, a change in mindset must occur. And that change needs to come from the young Vietnamese of today.

10 months ago